After a long New England winter of frigid snow days, your heating system will finally get a break. This also means that Spring and warmer weather are right around the corner. It is time to dust off your home or commercial air conditioning system to prepare for warmer days ahead. When you turn on the air conditioner for the first time after many months of sitting unused, there are several issues you should check for. Looking out for these issues early may help avoid a significant maintenance issue that could result in the entire system’s failure.
Here are a few common HVAC issues you may encounter this spring:
Items Falling Into the Condenser
If your condenser is outdoors in the open, it has probably collected a significant amount of leaves, branches, and dirt during the winter months. Make sure there are no items surrounding the condenser or lying on top. If this debris falls into the condenser, it can cause severe issues for your system. It is recommended that you clear off the condenser every couple of weeks during the warm months.
Clogged Air Filters
The filters in your air conditioning system should be replaced at least once during the warm months. Just because your system is running correctly does not mean that your filters aren’t becoming clogged. Clogged filters can lead to increased pressure in the ducts and cause detrimental issues within your system. Regularly changing your air filters will significantly extend your system’s lifetime.
Dirt on the Coils
Outdoor air conditioning systems become extremely dirty during the winter months due to storms and other elements. Dirty coils can cause your system to encounter problems when trying to cool your home. Your evaporator and condenser coils should be changed a couple of times per year to avoid major issues. You can easily clean the coils yourself or have your HVAC contractor do it during routine maintenance.
If your air conditioning system is not running properly, it could be a result of clogged air ducts. Your system will have to work harder to keep your home cool if the ducts are clogged with foreign items or dirt. It is best to hire a professional to clean the ducts because of their difficult-to-reach locations.
Call One Call HVAC for Sring Maintenance
Routine maintenance on your HVAC systems will increase the lifespan and efficiency of your systems. One Call HVAC will perform professional maintenance to ensure your air conditioners are prepared for use this Spring and Summer. Please give us a call at (781) 291-0438 to schedule a maintenance service with our expert team!